Northern Lights Over Teepees

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  1. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Marbees asked me to post this, full credit should go to him for finding these beautiful pictures:

    Northern Lights Over Teepees These are spectacular and the teepees are so
    pretty in the dark but, check out that thermometer! (NORTHERN LIGHTS, YELLOW KNIFE, CANADA )

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    2 more pictures coming, there is a 10 picture limitation on posts :)
     
  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Here's the last 2:

    BELOW IS A FIRE RAINBOW - THE RAREST OF ALL NATURALLY OCCURRING
    ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA. THE PICTURE WAS CAPTURED
    ON THE IDAHO, WASHINGTON BORDER. THE EVENT LASTED ABOUT 1
    HOUR. CLOUDS HAVE TO BE CIRRUS, AT LEAST 20K FEET IN THE AIR, WITH
    JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ICE CRYSTALS AND THE SUN HAS TO HIT
    THE CLOUDS AT PRECISELY 58 DEGREES.

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    God's handiwork..Beautiful sight!
    Pass along for others to see!

    Sunset at the North Pole
    This is one of the rarest pictures that you will ever see in your life when the moon was closest to the earth. The date the picture was taken Thursday, the 13th. of March 2011

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    This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point,
    a scene you will probably never get to see in person.
    And, you also see the sun below the moon, an amazing photo and not one easily
    duplicated. You may want to pass it on to others so they can enjoy it.

    The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:
    'When someone shares with you something of value,
    you have an obligation to share it with others!'
    I just did.. Your turn...
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    With the temps that low I can see why those teepees are glowing!:lol:

    Those are some great pics!, thanks for posting them.
     
  4. PerryBee

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    Just another reason to c'mon up and visit us here in Canada! :thumbsup: :wink: (Iddee, I'll even loan you some long johns!) :rolling:

    You folks don't ever see the northern lights?
     
  5. ablanton

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    Never seen them. It's on my bucket list, but I don't know if I'll ever get to check it off.
     
  6. Iddee

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    Nice pics, but with temps like that, I'll stick to pics.

    Perry, you keep your longjohns, when it's that cold, you need both pair.
     
  7. ablanton

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    Mine isn't quite so amazing, but it's still interesting. A little hard to make out the double bow in the video, but there were two complete arcs.

    [video=youtube;kKdYiHOEW64]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKdYiHOEW64[/video]
     
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    Amazing! Wow! thanks for sharing those and for the permission to pass them on.
     
  9. Marbees

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    Great video ablanton :thumbsup:
     
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    Andy says:...."Mine isn't quite so amazing, but it's still interesting. A little hard to make out the double bow in the video, but there were two complete arcs."

    It's hard to make it out in this video, but an interesting aspect about double rainbows is that the sequence of the colors is reversed between the two.
     
  11. ablanton

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    Wow, I did not know that. I have seen several double-bows in my life time, and even a partial third on one occasion. I never noticed the color sequence. I will pay attention to that if I am blessed enough to see another. Thanks for that piece of info!
     
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    Back in 1973, I served reserve army duty in the Sinai for about 1/2 a year during and following the Yom Kippur war. On one occasion, when I was returning to my base, the bus I was on passed through El Arish and I was treated to an unbelievable sighting of five rainbows, arched one above the other. Each one's spectrum was reversed relative to the one next to it. It was an amazing sight I'll never forget, those rainbows over the dessert sands with a few tall date palms thrown in for added beauty.
    God gave us an amazing world to be able to appreciate. We've got to take good care of it,
     
  13. ablanton

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    Amen.

    And Amen, again, to make 10 characters... :amen:
     
  14. bamabww

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    I dabble around in astronomy and when I first saw this photo I thought "WOW" what a picture. But as time has gone by, there's just something wrong with it in my mind. It seems to me that the Moon is just two big as compared to the sun. In a telescope they both are about the same size. I'm afraid this picture is a digital creation and not a rare photo of a rare event. Not meaning any offense at the original poster but I'd bet with a little investigation, this one will prove to be impossible to happen in the real world.
     
  15. John67x

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    Lovely pic but apparently a work of art

    Bamabww, you are correct. Here is the story behind the picture. I found the following info at http://www.austech.info/general-chat/57606-sunset-north-pole.html... "This beautiful image circulates via email and is often posted to online forums and blogs. The image, along with various descriptions, has been circulating since 2006. Although it is certainly a breathtaking picture it is a work of art, not a photograph.

    The image is in fact a work by artist Inga Nielsen. The image, called "Hideaway" can be viewed on the artist's website.

    The image was created using a scenery generator program called Terragenâ„¢

    "Hideaway" was also featured as the NASA'S Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for the 20th June 2006. Soon after the first version of message began circulating, Inga Nielsen published a news update about how the artwork gained its urban legend status. According to the artist, someone "cut out my name, called the image "Sunset at the north pole" and told everyone it was a photograph."


    But it is a beautiful picture nonetheless.